Utility Controllers

Utility Controller Features with Version 9.1 pcb

          
          

The Utility Controller is a Safety Device that regulates the control of various utility services and devices such as domestic water, natural gas, and electrical outlets within a science classroom, other instructional facilities, research and medical facilities.  The solid state electronic controller provides an electronic signal to relays that in turn provide electrical current to relays and contacts, activating the utility service.

A keyed service switch integrated into the design of the Utility Controller restricts the ability to activate the utility services, resulting in a safe environment for the students or other occupants.  This unique design permits any occupant of the classroom to deactivate the service while allowing only the instructor or supervisor to activate the service.

The LS – Series Controller enables the instructor to activate and deactivate circuits remotely from anywhere within the classroom.  The RA – Series is intended for use in retrofit applications.

The Utility Controller is easily integrated with other building services often found in many public facilities.  The same "EMS" (Energy Management System) that controls and activates the heating and cooling system for the room will provide a higher degree of authority to activate the room utility services.  Disengaging the "EMS" at the end of the day will deactivate the Utility Controller and the controlled utilities.  At the beginning of the next day, the Utility Controller will remain dormant until it is reactivated by the keyed service switch.

The Utility Controller is easily integrated with a building alarm system.  Pressing the panic button, located on the front door panel, will alert the administrator that a possible emergency has occurred.  The Utility Controller and all controlled services will become inactive.  The Utility Controller can become operational only after re-keying or optionally by opening the door panel and pressing the RESET switch.